Each afternoon we would go down to the Vajra Hall to practice singing and playing the Song Of The Vajra as a live accompaniment to the dancers.
Singers and dancers arriving...
Musicians Pancho and Valerie setting up. We also had Alex on guitar, Harvey, saxaphone and Rita on finger cymbals with more singers and musicians joining us as the days went on.
Prima Mai, Adriana, Stoffelina, and others warming up.
Singers Naomi (USA) and Rita(USA) in fine voice.
Let the dance begin...
On the last day of the festival we arrive to practice in the Gonpa. Constantino joins us on sitar, Franco on drum and Rita has upgraded to triangle.
Nelida (Argentina, in the doorway) will join us along with Elvira and Kathy and many more.
Des looking suave in his V dance costume..
Singers, musicians, dancers - ready. Rinpoche watches on (far left)